Sunday, 23 August 2009

Gothic Arch Challenge - Cities


I joined in with the Gothic arch challenge again this week as the theme was cities. I created a background using peeled paint, shabby shutters and mustard seed distressed inks and sprayed them with a mix of mustard seed and water distressed re-inkers and another mixture of perfect pearls and gum arabic, this gave it a shine. Once dried I sprayed with wild plum adirondack colour wash spray, not before covering my hands in it first!!! I stamped my image three times over the paper, drew an arch around one of them to use as my base and then cut several pieces out of the other two so I could build them up onto the first image. I then added the word 'cities' down the right. You don't really get the 3d effect from this photo!!!!

17 comments:

Bettie said...

It's a great arch.

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful arch!!

WendyK said...

Love this, brilliant idea using many cities rather than one. Great colours

Zoechaos said...

So much detail and texture great Arch

Kris Dickinson said...

Beautiful composition and design!

Sue Abbott said...

What a lot of work and mix of techniques as always. It's all worked great together, and I love the colours.

Sue x

Martina2801 said...

Oh - you used many cities in your arch! Wonderful idea and beautifully created!

mommabear said...

Brilliant Arch Sam

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful arch and so cool up close - love the collage of multi- cities. Wonderful artwork!

LazyKay said...

Great stamping and excellent image choices too.

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crafty creations said...

brilliant - love the 3D effect Sam

Christine said...

Beautiful design.

Ellen said...

gorgeous, love the splattered plum effect on it and you can certainly see the 3d effect when you enlarge the image.

I see you couldn't decide which city to go for , going on a world trip is a perfect solution

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh ,Lots of Great cities here. Beautifully done.

Neet said...

This is a WOW piece - just love it!

Femmy said...

beautiful arch Sam!!!

Mags said...

Fab arch, love it.

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